John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

It’s officially that time of year again! Time to sharpen your pencils and zip up your backpacks! While starting a new school year can be an exciting time for everyone in the family, it also means that your children will, once again, be exposed to a host of dangers that were not an issue over the summer break. During the school year, children spend more time at school than they do anywhere other than their own homes, and as parents, we want to believe our children are safe in the school environment. Unfortunately, they are not as safe as we would like to believe—and injuries can occur in a variety of ways.

School Bus Accidents

Opportunities for injuries abound in and around school buses. Almost 23 million children ride school buses every day, and despite claims by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that school buses are the safest mode of public transportation, nearly 17,000 kids end up in emergency rooms every year because of school bus-related injuries. This is even more serious when kids are traveling long distances—such as for field trips and overnight weekend excursions.

Playground Negligence

The majority of injuries sustained at elementary schools occur on the playground. Playgrounds that are devoid of protective surfaces, have equipment that poses entrapment hazards, or equipment with protruding parts which can scrape skin or entangle clothing can all lead to serious injuries. Lack of proper playground supervision is another serious issue that often leads to injuries. Broken bones, head injuries, and internal injuries are just some of the injuries children can suffer while at recess.

Weapons at School

In today’s day and age, weapons are entering our schools in alarming numbers. It is never acceptable for another child to bring a violent weapon into a school, but they still occur—even in schools that are equipped with metal detectors. Teach your children to immediately report any knowledge of other students having possession of knives, guns, or other weapons. These are strictly prohibited on school grounds and can be the source of horrific school day injuries.

Bullying

Nationwide, one in ten of the estimated 7 million in-school injuries between 2001 and 2008 were a result of physical altercations amongst classmates. Additionally, children who received these types of intentional injuries at school were twice as likely to be sent to the emergency room. Being physically assaulted or bullied at school can also damage children emotionally and result in attempted suicides and eating disorders.

School Shootings

Whether inflicted by an outsider or a student, school shootings are among the most horrific of tragedies. School shootings are frightening and have long-lasting implications on families and their communities. In recent years there have been an increasing number of school shootings in elementary schools, high schools, and even universities. Teach your children what to do if a shooter does enter their school and find out what your child’s school’s safety protocols are.

How a Denver Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

In this country, children under the age of 15 suffer approximately 15 million unintentional injuries every year. Furthermore, it is estimated that nearly a quarter of these take place in and around schools.

Our firm is committed to safeguarding children against all injuries, whether accidental, or the result of negligence or harassment. Parents and caregivers should educate their children about the potential dangers of bus stops, bullies, and strangers who mean to cause them harm, but schools have a duty to furnish a safe environment in which children can flourish. If a school fails to provide a safe environment for your child or if a teacher’s negligence leads to your child’s injury, you may have cause to file a claim. Depending on the nature of your child’s injuries, your child may suffer long-lasting and permanent damage that will affect him or her throughout life. Don’t delay, however, because there are time limits to filing personal injury claims in the State of Colorado.

If your child has been injured during the school day, contact our office today to discuss your case. Our Denver personal injury attorneys can help you find the answers to your questions and protect your family during this time. Our Colorado personal injury law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact us today at 303-597-4500 for a free initial consultation.

According to the denverpost.com, a 14-year-old girl was killed in a rollover accident east of Calhan, CO, when her brother lost control of the car. Jae Ellis, was killed in the accident and pronounced dead at the scene and her brother, 16-year-old Jourdan Ellis, was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off the right-side of the road striking a fence before rolling. Neither drugs, alcohol, nor speeding were presumed to be a factor in the accident. The crash is still under investigation at this time by the Colorado State Patrol.

  According to reports made by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, “3,023 teenagers ages 13-19 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2011” and “Eighty percent of teenage motor vehicle crash deaths in 2011 were passenger vehicle occupants.” Vehicle accidents killed more teenagers, ages 13-19, than anything else in the United States in 2010. In 2011, 59% of all teenagers killed in auto accidents were in a car driven by another teenager. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Denver car accident lawyer John R. Fuller today.   john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyThe Denver personal injury attorney you select often makes the difference between a settlement that favors the insurance company and a settlement or verdict that is fair and meets your needs. Our Colorado personal injury law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.  
 

A toddler avoided injury when an SUV crashed into his bedroom, according to the Denver Post. The boys parents were woken in the night when a Cadillac Escalade crashed into their home. The vehicle slammed into the wall of their 18-month-old son’s room, but because the crib is on the opposite wall, the child was unharmed. After checking on their son, the couple went outside to check on the driver of the vehicle that hit their house. The man, who may have had a medical emergency while driving, was taken to the hospital. The homeowner said that he and his wife have thought this may be a possibility as they are located at a t-intersection. He is considering landscaping his front lawn with some large rocks top prevent a similar incident in the future.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a car accident? Contact an experienced Denver car accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Each year, there are over 5 million car accidents in the United States. While motor vehicles crashing into buildings is relatively unusual, it happens from time to time, and the potential for serious injury is tremendous. Between the unexpected nature of the crash, and the possibility of flying debris, people can be very seriously injured. Additionally, the value of repairing property damage is likely to be much greater than in a more traditional auto accident. As a result, a family can be left with very serious financial difficulties after a vehicle crashes into their home.

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneySpeak with experienced Denver car accident attorney John Fuller today of you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident. John can help you determine whether the crash was caused by negligence, and make sure that you understand your rights and all of your legal options. He is a dedicated Denver car accident attorney who has helped countless injured Coloradans to recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering directly resulting from accidents. John takes personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay him only after he successfully recover compensation for you. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, speak with John R. Fuller today at (303)597-4500 or simply fill out and submit the contact form on this website.

JasonCam20111209 164Car accidents are a daily part of life in Colorado, with millions of car accidents occurring annually across the country. Understandably, many people get nervous when they are involved in a car accident. Knowing what to do after a car accident can be difficult in the best of times, but when someone is injured, the police are involved, and people are getting emotional, it can be very difficult to know how to react, and doing the wrong thing by mistake can be very easy. When the an accident results in serious injuries, it is a good idea to speak with an experienced Denver car accident lawyer. Here are some frequently asked questions about Colorado car accident.

Q: If I am in a car accident, and the police come, should I talk to them?

A: Yes, you should speak to the police. There is no need to tell the police more than simply the facts of the accident. You should not say anything that indicates blame; don’t accept blame for the accident, and don’t accuse anyone else of fault in the accident. The accident reports that police officers take are not always accurate, but it is best not to give the police a reason to think badly of you, either by claiming responsibility or by blaming someone else. A dedicated Denver car accident lawyer can often conduct an independent investigation, and demonstrate the facts of the case, even if the police officer got them wrong.

Q: Do I have to tell my insurance company about my car accident?

A: Yes, you do need to notify your insurance company. When it comes to insurance, in many cases the less you say the better, particularly when it comes to the other driver’s insurance company. This is another example of why it is a good idea to speak with a Denver car accident lawyer who can help ensure that nothing that is said to the insurance company is twisted in order to be used against you.

Q: What should I do if the car insurance company won’t pay my claim?

A: Unfortunately, it is standard practice at some insurance companies to simply deny large claims in order to protect their own bottom line. The claim you filed after your car accident has been denied, or if they are offering you a settlement that you don’t believe will cover the cost of the accident, speak with a dedicated Denver car accident attorney to discuss your options. John Fuller can help you understand your rights, and ensure that you receive the full, fair value of your insurance claim.

Contact an Experienced Denver Car Accident Attorney Today

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyCall John R. Fuller, PC today if you have been seriously injured in a car accident. John has helped countless Coloradans who have been injured in car accidents to receive the medical care that they need, and that the full, fair value of the insurance claim is paid. Your family should not suffer financial hardship on top of physical injury and emotional trauma that was caused by someone else’s negligence. He can help recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering from injuries caused by the negligence of another person. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John today at (303)597-4500.
JasonCam20111209 164Car accidents are a daily part of life in Colorado, with millions of car accidents occurring annually across the country. Understandably, many people get nervous when they are involved in a car accident. Knowing what to do after a car accident can be difficult in the best of times, but when someone is injured, the police are involved, and people are getting emotional, it can be very difficult to know how to react, and doing the wrong thing by mistake can be very easy. When the an accident results in serious injuries, it is a good idea to speak with an experienced Denver car accident lawyer. Here are some frequently asked questions about Colorado car accident.

Q: If I am in a car accident, and the police come, should I talk to them?

A: Yes, you should speak to the police. There is no need to tell the police more than simply the facts of the accident. You should not say anything that indicates blame; don’t accept blame for the accident, and don’t accuse anyone else of fault in the accident. The accident reports that police officers take are not always accurate, but it is best not to give the police a reason to think badly of you, either by claiming responsibility or by blaming someone else. A dedicated Denver car accident lawyer can often conduct an independent investigation, and demonstrate the facts of the case, even if the police officer got them wrong.

Q: Do I have to tell my insurance company about my car accident?

A: Yes, you do need to notify your insurance company. When it comes to insurance, in many cases the less you say the better, particularly when it comes to the other driver’s insurance company. This is another example of why it is a good idea to speak with a Denver car accident lawyer who can help ensure that nothing that is said to the insurance company is twisted in order to be used against you.

Q: What should I do if the car insurance company won’t pay my claim?

A: Unfortunately, it is standard practice at some insurance companies to simply deny large claims in order to protect their own bottom line. The claim you filed after your car accident has been denied, or if they are offering you a settlement that you don’t believe will cover the cost of the accident, speak with a dedicated Denver car accident attorney to discuss your options. John Fuller can help you understand your rights, and ensure that you receive the full, fair value of your insurance claim.

Contact an Experienced Denver Car Accident Attorney Today

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyCall John R. Fuller, PC today if you have been seriously injured in a car accident. John has helped countless Coloradans who have been injured in car accidents to receive the medical care that they need, and that the full, fair value of the insurance claim is paid. Your family should not suffer financial hardship on top of physical injury and emotional trauma that was caused by someone else’s negligence. He can help recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering from injuries caused by the negligence of another person. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John today at (303)597-4500.

According to USA today, there was a dispute over a basketball game that led to two men on board an elevated train to be shot. The dispute was between the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers game. After the 76ers’ lost to the Bulls, a Bulls fan was quarreling with two younger males before he was shot. The shooting occurred when the man exited the train at 46th Street in West Philadelphia. The second man who was shot was a man that was trying to calm down the individuals who were fighting. Both men were taken to the hospital for minor wounds and are expected to make full recoveries. Police have not caught the suspects in question. The Bulls released an official statement about how they’re saddened to hear the news of the dispute  and shooting.

Have you been injured by an another person’s violent behavior? Contact a Denver personal injury lawyer.

The Bureau of Justice reported that in 2010, about 1.8 million nonfatal violent victimization’s were committed by strangers. Violent victimization means anything from rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Violent crimes committed by strangers accounted for about 38% of all nonfatal violence in 2010. Simple assault accounted for 60% of crimes committed by strangers, followed by aggravated assault, robbery, and rape or sexual assault. From the years 2005 to 2010, 62% of violent crimes were committed in public places. Of those victimized by strangers about 22% of victims were injured, compared to 31% of victims who knew their offender. In 2010, only 10% of the violent crimes committed by strangers involved a gun. In 2010 victims between the ages of 19-24 years old were the most affected by violent crimes. Young adults between the ages 18 to 32 had the highest rate of violent victimization by strangers among all age groups every year since 1993. There is not a get disparity of crimes rates between races or persons based on their educational level. Anyone can be a victim of violence.

If you have been injured by a person’s negligent or violent behavior contact Denver personal injury lawyer John Fuller. A dedicated and experienced personal injury Lawyer can help you get the financial compensation you need to cover any medical bills. Also holding a person accountable for their behavior means bringing about justice. If your injuries kept you from going to work seeking compensation for missed wages is important. Don’t let someones behavior that caused you injuries go unaccounted for. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help make sure that your case has adequate evidence to prove the other person is financially liable for your pain and suffering. Call John Fuller for a free consultation at (303) 594 4500 today.

According to CBS Denver a mother had to cut a seat belt off her child to keep her from strangling to death after the seat belt malfunctioned. The mother strapped her child in the back seat and when she had returned to the car her child was wrapped in two seat belts and was unconscious. The woman had to rush into the nearby school and get a pair of scissors. The mother said that when she had tried to pull the seat belt back to get her child’s head and neck loose but it did not work, but instead the seat belt continued to tighten around the girls neck. According to the news report this is not a rare incident but a common occurrence, common not only among young children but also among older children and teens. Have you been seriously injured by a malfunctioning product that you commonly use? Contact a Denver product liability lawyer to see if you are entitled to financial compensation. The Automotive Safety Program reports seat belt strangulation is not an uncommon occurrence.  It is a common concern among many consumers, the frequency of a recalls for seat belts. Often a redesign of seat belts is suggested to fix this problem permanently. However, car companies believe that to fix this problem it is necessary to teach and educate parents on how to properly monitor children when they are in a vehicle. The ASP finds that what is causing children to become strangled in the safety belts is an interlocking mechanism. This is designed that when a sudden force is placed on the belt it will lock up to prevent a person from being ejected from the seat. However, what is currently happening is that children are pulling on the belt and causing the locking system to engage when the belt is around their neck. Then since it is not the same force of a car accident the belts continue to stay locked and retract the belt. It is this retraction process that is causing the children to strangle as the belt tightens. ASP believes that if parents don’t leave their children unattended in cars and maintained supervision over them that the children would not be able to get themselves in the dangerous situation of a being strangled by safety belts. If you have had a product malfunction and it caused you and your family serious injuries contact a Denver product liability lawyer today. By contacting a liability lawyer you can help keep unsafe products off the market. This will help to prevent further hurt to other individuals. If you or a family member was hospitalized because of serious injuries sustained from the faulty product, you could be entitled to financial compensation. An insurance company can make recovering financially from medical bills difficult. If you want to receive compensation and reimbursement for your medical bills, you need an attorney who is willing to work for you. By making sure that your receiving the best medical care you can acquire a lot of medical debt. Don’t pay for someone’s negligent behavior. Contact a caring attorney who is willing to listen and stand up for you, not only to insurance companies, but also to companies that make faulty products. Protecting your rights starts with a phone call to (303) 597-4500 for a FREE case consultation.
A little boy who was nearly hit by a car was saved when his father pushed him out of the way, according to 9 News. Francisco Casillas, Sr. pushed his son, Francisco Jr. out of the way when a car drove over the curb and into the family’s front yard near 17th and Peoria in Aurora. The boy was sideswiped by the car, but suffered only minor injuries. If it weren’t for his father, the child might have been struck directly, and the outcome could have been much much worse. Police do not believe that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and she was issued a citation for careless driving. Has your child been injured in a car accident? Contact an experienced Aurora car accident lawyer to discuss your options. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that in 2008, there were 4,378 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents. They calculate that a pedestrian is 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car crash than the occupant of a vehicle. They also found that one out of every five children killed in a traffic accident is a pedestrian. If your child has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact a dedicated Aurora car accident lawyer immediately. Any parent will agree that an injury to their child is more frightening even than an injury to themselves. John Fuller is an Aurora car accident lawyer who has years of experience helping families receive compensation for medical bills and property damage after injuries to children in car crashes. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact John at the Fuller Law Firm at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
The life of a toddler was changed forever by a car accident, according to 9 News. When a woman driving with her 3-year-old son in the back seat drove into the back of an RTD bus while she was distracted from the road, the child suffered a spinal cord injury that has resulted in his paralysis from the neck down. Investigators have indicated that the child safety seat was correctly installed, which is actually relatively uncommon (studies show that more than half of Colorado child safety seats are incorrectly installed or incorrectly used). Additionally, the mother says that she buckled her son into the seat, but that he has known how to unbuckle the chest restraint for over a year. In fact, this is both common among three-year-olds, and developmentally appropriate. The woman does not remember what distracted her attention, but thinks it may be that in fact she was looking at her son in the mirror, trying to get him to sit back in his seat. Unfortunately, this child suffered injuries that will probably require lifelong medical attention. Has your child suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a car crash? Contact an experienced Denver spinal injury lawyer immediately. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that between 12,000 and 20,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people will recover completely, but many will be permanently injured, or will not survive the injury. The vast majority of spinal cord injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents, falls, and acts of violence. In many cases, the ultimate outcome of a spinal cord injury, whether the victim survives, and is able to lead a “normal” life, comes down how quickly they are able to receive emergency medical services. If your child has suffered a spinal injury in an auto collision, contact an experienced, compassionate Denver spinal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The health and safety of your child will obviously be your primary concern. Unfortunately, getting the best possible health care sometimes becomes difficult when left in the hands of insurance companies, who may not want to pay for expensive, though medically appropriate, treatment options. Denver spinal injury lawyer John Fuller has helped numerous people in the Denver Metro area who have suffered from spinal cord injury in accidents. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact John at (303)597-4500.